Quick Crochet Rug Pattern | No. S-415

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Rug size is 24 x 38 inches.

COATS and CLARK'S O.N.T. "Speed-Cro-Sheen" MERCERIZED COTTON, Art. C.44: 13 balls of No. 1 White and 26 balls of No. 49-A Killarney.

Milwards Steel Crochet Hook No. 2/0.

Each block measures 3 ½ inches square.

BLOCK—Background . . . Starting at lower edge, ch 22.

1st row: Dc in 6th ch from hook, * ch 1, skip next ch, dc in next ch. Repeat from * across (9 sps). Ch 4, turn.

2nd to 7th rows incl: Skip first dc, * dc in next dc, ch 1. Repeat from * across, ending with dc in last dc, ch 1, skip next ch, dc in next ch. Ch 4, turn. Break off at end of 7th row.

Now fill in background as follows: 1st row: Attach Killarney to top of first sp on first row of background, ch 3, 2 dc in same place, * 3 dc over bar of next dc on same row, 3 dc in base of next sp, 3 dc over bar of next dc, 3 dc in top of next sp. Repeat from * across, ending with 3 dc in top of last sp. Break off. 2nd row: Attach White to top of first sp on 2nd row of background and work exactly as for previous row. Continue working in this manner, alternating colors, until all sps have been filled.

Make 7 rows of 11 blocks. Sew blocks neatly together, alternating directions of stripes as shown in illustration.

BORDER ... 1st rnd: Attach Killarney to any sp, ch 3, dc closely around rug, making necessary number of dc at corners to keep work flat. Join. 2nd and 3rd rnds: Ch 3, dc in each dc around, making 7 dc in center dc at each corner. 4th rnd: Sl st in each st around. Join and break off.

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